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Camping Les Ecureuils

Camping In The Vendee With Eurocamp At Camping Les Ecureuils

Camping Les Ecureils

Miles of sandy Vendee beaches are just over the road from Camping Les Ecureuils.

In August 2017 we had the opportunity to spend a few days at Camping Les Ecureuils in the Vendee with Eurocamp.

It was a great opportunity to see how a popular camping park was coping with the school summer holidays in full swing.

The holiday camp seemed to be coping quite comfortably despite being full. We managed two hours of tennis on each day of our stay, only needing to book on the morning of each day we wanted to play. The bar was lively and friendly with efficient service in both French and English. There is a small supermarket on site for groceries, especially the ritual morning baguettes and croissants for breakfast.

Other available activities included table tennis tables, which were never too busy to get on to, There is also a nice restaurant called Amy’s House, including a terrace to give the option of dining outdoors as well as inside the restaurant.

The swimming pool is reasonably sized and never seemed overcrowded despite large numbers of holidaymakers making full use of it each day. My one minor gripe was the tendency to unofficially reserve the sun loungers by placing towels on them and then disappearing for several hours before making use of them, but this seems to be the universal thing to do now wherever you are holidaying.

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Poolside at Camping Les Ecureuils. There is also a water slide and a lazy river feature. Click Here For More Details

Camping Les Ecureuils seemed to be particularly geared towards giving young children a good time, with a popular kids club and plenty of activity in the bar area in the early evening geared towards young children.

If you wanted to get away from the campsite, there is an option to hire bicycles to take advantage of the cycle paths in the area. The resort towns of St Jean de Mont and St Giles Croix de Vie are both within easy reach both by cycle and by car. It’s also worth noting that there are miles of sandy beaches straight over the road from the campsite. Despite it being a sunny August weekend there was plenty of space for everyone.

St Giles Croix de Vie has some excellent traditional French restaurants, while the evening market in St Jean de Mont has a lively, vibrant atmosphere to add to the beach culture of the resort. For a trip further afield by car, the island of Noirmoutier, which can be reached by a modern bridge, was a very enjoyable day out. It has some fine beaches and has an old town of some charm and several villages.

For a trip more directly suitable for younger children, the famous historical theme park at Puy de Fou, which we visited some years ago, is about an hour and a half away and should be a special day out for them.

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The spectacular setting that is the main arena at Puy du Fou, an award winning theme park for a very special family day out. Click Here For More Details

We found several bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of Camping Les Ecureuils for either a family meal, a drink, or both.

You’ll find a wide selection of different accommodation options at Camping Les Ecureils including the new Avant style holiday chalets, more traditional Espace and Esprit holiday caravans, safari tents and more traditional camping tents. There’s also room for some tourers which can be booked through Eurocamp Independent.

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The new Avant style holiday caravan, one of several accommodation options at Camping Les Ecureuils.
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The site seemed primarily geared towards Eurocamp visitors with no signs of other operators being present there. The reps were all friendly and helpful during our stay.

Camping Les Ecureuils scores highly on holiday review sites and after our visit I can definitely see why.


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